Ephraim Horvitz, 85



Horvitz died April 15. He was the husband of Frances (Bieler) Horvitz. 

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Milton and Sophie (Butler) Horvitz, and a lifelong resident of Fall River, he was a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law.

During the Korean War, after infantry training and officer’s candidate school, he received a direct commission to the Judge Advocate General Corp where he served as a trial attorney. In civilian life, he was an active trial lawyer in state and federal courts. He was active in community and charitable projects. He was an active member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Fall River Bar Association.  He also served as a director of the Lafayette Cooperative Bank and was a 32nd Degree Mason.   

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Sharon Horvitz Popovsky of Fall River and Shelah Horvitz and her husband, Olav Grinde, of North Andover; and his brother Meir Horvitz of California. He was the brother of the late Naomi Taub.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Forever Paws Animal Shelter, 300 Lynwood St., Fall River, Mass. 02721.